water availability

Interactive map of water wells in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources provides an interactive map of water wells in the state based on water well completion reports. Users can search for wells by place, ownership, well type, driller, and date of completion.

By clicking on an individual well, you can access well data and the completion report. All data and reports can be downloaded for further use. The interactive map also provides a searchable database of drillers and pump installers in the state.

Water Infrastructure Project Wins a top ASCE Civil Engineering Award #water

Photo taken from a helicopter of the Olivenhain Dam and reservoir near Escondido, CA. Photo by Phil Konstantin
San Diego county can rest a bit more easily should a major earthquake, or another disaster disrupt supply of water it imports. The 25 year project investing in San Diego's water infrastructure won the American Society of Civil Engineers' Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award.

Visualization of water use in the United States

The U.S. Geological Survey has produced a visualization that shows how much freshwater is used by each state for a variety of purposes. The visualization resizes the states according to how much freshwater they use.

The visualization shows freshwater withdrawals for thermoelectric power generation, public supply, irrigation, industrial use, or total withdrawals, with data available in 5-year intervals from 1950 to the present.

Click here to access the visualization of state water use.

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